Roma, the people of ‘No pass‘took to the streets in the afternoon. A people already seen in previous demonstrations, which for months have gathered anger against the choices of the government. Men and women of different social backgrounds and of different political colors, even if the “direction” della piazza has long been in the hands of right-wing extremism, from Forza Nuova a Casapound. All together united in the fight against the green certificate and the “health dictatorship”. Organized groups e “loose dogs” called to gather in recent days also through the chats in which the new protest was launched and the anger told in real time.
“Rome is in full chaos” is one of the messages posted in the afternoon while riots and riots were in progress. “We have occupied the CGIL” was written in another. A protest announced in recent days: “the resistance has no borders.” The condemnation of the violence was unanimous. Giorgia Meloni expressed solidarity with Landini and the police; Salvini he said that “violence is never justified»; Draghi he reiterated his firm will to continue the vaccination campaign without delay.
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No pass to Rome, the reactions of the political world
Draghi. President Mario Draghi «condemns the violence that took place today in various Italian cities. The right to express one’s ideas can never degenerate into acts of aggression and intimidation. The Government continues its commitment to complete the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 and thanks the millions of Italians who have already joined with conviction and civic sense ». We read in a note from Palazzo Chigi
Meloni. “Those of the violence seen in Rome today are shameful images. I express my total closeness to the police and full solidarity with the secretary of the CGIL, Maurizio Landini. Solidarity also to thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets to legitimately protest against the government’s measures and of which no one will speak because of criminals who use every pretext to carry out serious and unacceptable violence ”. Thus the leader of FdI, Giorgia Meloni.
Read. «Solidarity with the CGIL and the police for today’s squad attacks. What is happening is unacceptable. The whole country responds united to these intolerable degenerations ». So the secretary of the Democratic Party, Enrico Letta, on twitter.
Carfagna. “In Italy there is no place for the violence and devastation of the no vax and no green pass. A minority of the country that does not represent the sentiments of the overwhelming majority of citizens and that will not affect the action of the government. We are a democracy, everyone is free to express their ideas but this does not mean attacking policemen and journalists and putting the center of Rome on fire ”. This was declared by Mara Carfagna, Minister for the South and Territorial Cohesion.
Di Maio. «Solidarity with the CGIL for the cowardly attack received. We condemn without half measures what happened. These are very serious episodes, of unprecedented violence ». Thus the Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio.
Salvini. “Violence is never justified, it is never the solution. Let’s not confuse the violence of a few criminals with the reasonable requests of those who want to protect health, rights, freedom and work ». Lega leader Matteo Salvini says so.
Gualtieri. «To the headquarters of the CGIL to express solidarity and closeness after the cowardly fascist assault this afternoon. Attacking a trade union is unacceptable and maximum severity is required towards those in charge. Rome and the whole country will respond together in defense of democracy and the Constitution ». So on twitter the candidate for mayor of the center left in Rome, Roberto Gualtieri, who went to the headquarters of the CGIL.
Calenda. “Solidarity. The scenes seen today in Rome are unacceptable. It is time to dissolve the neo-fascist organizations and arrest those who committed this violence. Thats enough”. So the leader of Action, Carlo Calenda, on twitter.